State-of-the-art and good practice in the field of living labs

Veli-Pekka Niitamo, Seija Kulkki, Mats Eriksson, Karl A. Hribernik
2006 2006 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ICE)  
Living Labs are an emerging Public Private Partnership (PPP) concept in which firms, public authorities and citizens work together to create, prototype, validate and test new services, businesses, markets and technologies in real-life contexts, such as cities, city regions, rural areas and collaborative virtual networks between public and private players. The real-life and everyday life contexts will both stimulate and challenge research and development as public authorities and citizens will
more » ... and citizens will not only participate in, but also contribute to the whole innovation process. This paper examines the state-of-the art in involving the user and stakeholder organisations into the innovation process in various ongoing, embryonic Living Labs initiatives, examines the key practices that need to be in place for the maturation of the concept and gives examples on how those are currently being deployed. The paper concludes with a section dedicated to identifying areas in which future research is required.
doi:10.1109/ice.2006.7477081 fatcat:ugxhjssdj5d6zop4gpart6djgi